PI: Christopher Newth, MD, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
Site PI: Joseph A. Carcillo, MD
Funding: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
This study will develop a computer decision support tool to improve uniformity of ventilator management in acute respiratory failure trials. Physicians will review the recommendations of the tool and compare these recommendations to physician practice. The tool will be modified until there is maximum agreement with practice. Then physicians will comment on when they would be unwilling to follow the recommendations. The final iteration will be used in randomized trials to assure similar ventilator management in both arms.